(PDF) Three Empires on the Nile The Victorian Jihad 1869 1899


  • Hardcover
  • 352
  • Three Empires on the Nile The Victorian Jihad 1869 1899
  • Dominic Green
  • English
  • 10 October 2020
  • 9780743280716

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Summary ¿ Three Empires on the Nile The Victorian Jihad 1869 1899 104 characters Three Empires on the Nile The Victorian Jihad 1869 1899 The story is not only essential for understanding the modern clash of civilizations but is also a gripping epic tragic adventureThree Empires on the Nile tells of the rise of the first modern Islamic state and its fateful encounter with the British Empire of ueen Victoria Ever since the self proclaimed Islamic messiah known as the Mahdi gathered an army in the Sudan and besieged and captured Khartoum under its British overlord Charles Gordon the dream of a new caliphate has haunted modern Islamists Today Shiite insurgents call themselves the Mahdi Army and Sudan remains one of the great fault lines of battle between Muslims and Christians blacks and Arabs The nineteenth century origins of it all were even dramatic and strange than today's headlinesIn the hands of Dominic. Solid title on the rise of the Mahdi Gordon s Martyrdom and eventual avenging

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Three Empires on the Nile The Victorian Jihad 1869 1899

Summary ¿ Three Empires on the Nile The Victorian Jihad 1869 1899 104 characters Three Empires on the Nile The Victorian Jihad 1869 1899 Green the story of the Nile's three empires is an epic in the tradition of Kipling the bard of empire and Winston Churchill who fought in the final destruction of the Mahdi's army It is a sweeping and very modern tale of God and globalization slavers and strategists missionaries and messianists A pro Western regime collapses from its own corruption a jihad threatens the global economy a liberation movement degenerates into a tyrannical cult military intervention goes wrong and a temporary occupation lasts for decades In the rise and fall of empires we see a parable for our own times and a reminder that while American military involvement in the Islamic world is the beginning of a new era for America it is only the latest chapter in an older story for the people of the regi. Competent account of Britain s entanglements in Egypt and Sudan specifically Urabi Pasha s uprising and the Mahdist Wars Green successfully intertwines the components of imperialism Arab nationalism and Islamic fanaticism together inviting modern day comparisons The book brings little fresh insight to these oft told events but it s a decent narrative history

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Summary ¿ Three Empires on the Nile The Victorian Jihad 1869 1899 104 characters Three Empires on the Nile The Victorian Jihad 1869 1899 A secular regime is toppled by Western intervention but an Islamic backlash turns the liberators into occupiers Caught between interventionists at home and fundamentalists abroad a prime minister flounders as his ministers betray him alliances fall apart and a runaway general makes policy in the field As the media accuse Western soldiers of barbarity and a region slides into chaos the armies of God clash on an ancient river and an accidental empire arisesThis is not the Middle East of the early twenty first century It is Africa in the late nineteenth century when the river Nile became the setting for an extraordinary collision between Europeans Arabs and Africans A human and religious drama the conflict defined the modern relationship between the West and the Islamic world. In keeping with a piece of advice from Ray Bradbury that has been making the rounds in which he suggests that writers must have a slightly creepy love affair with books I say emphatically that this week I am creepily in love with books about SudanToday I am particularly in love with Three Empires On the Nile a brilliant dry inspiring and horrifying account of the colonial hijinx that led to the grotesue mismanagement of both Egypt and Sudan in the last part of the 19th centuryThe book touches on the crumbling of the Ottoman Empire and the ascendency of British imperialism with a cast of characters that includes a parade of colonial notables including Gladstone Gordon Kitchener and the corrupt pseudo monarchs of the disintegrating Egyptian vassal stateIts second half is concerned almost entirely with the rise and fall of the Mahdist State in what is today South Sudan the bookends of the movement s rise and fall were the massacres at Khartoum 1885 which saw the death of Charles Gordon and Omdurman 1898 presided over by Lord KitchenerExpanding its scope to include the Egyptian Ottoman French Belgian and British politics of the time Three Empires on the Nile is brutally sarcastic toward both Colonialism and Islamism in the way that only 100 years of hindsight can provideFilled with colonial pratfalls and oodles of Stupid Prime Minister Tricks it s a riveting study in Victorian politics as well as a solid piece of historical adventure horroroh and it s also a history book not a thriller Then again can t it kind of be both Hellz yeah if you re a Colonialism geek like meThe 21st century end of the Mahdist story incidentally is the Muslim Brotherhood which descended directly from the Islamism that created that group and therefore ultimately Al aeda and the coup that led to Sudan becoming the very first Sunni state governed by Sharia lawBut wait there s the British expeditions into southern Sudan were originally prompted by the slave trade which was an atrocity perpetrated primarily by northern lighter skinned Arabic speaking Muslim Sudanese against the southern tribal peoples primarily Christian and animistSound familiar Why yes yes in fact the racial ethnic and religious factors that drove the slave trade in Gordon s time are precisely what drive it today along with the mass slaughter of Sudanese blacks by government supported forces including both Sudanese government troups and Arabic speaking Janjaweed militias in Darfur and what is now South Sudan South Sudan seceded last year successfully apparently with international helpBut what makes this book so enjoyable is the evident disgust it heaps on the political animals of Victorian England and the arrogant and criminal disregard they showed both for their own heroes Gordon and their subject peoples Concerned with resources and markets not people Colonialists of this era often wrapped themselves in the mantle of humanitarianism in order to royally fuck shit up I have no doubt that at times they believed they had the best of intentions Of course the other side of the coin is the frank corruption and ineffectiveness of the Egyptian and Ottoman states or even so King Leopold who never had any good intentions for his private corporate rule over the CongoThe title is I believe like all the best history book titles a double entendre Three Empires on the Nile could be the British Ottoman and French Empiresor it could be the British Empire the Mahdi State and the Egyptian Empire which may rightly be called that insofar as its conuest of Sudan was in the minds of its leaders explicit imperial expansion Corruption and Egypt s dependence on Britain meant that it could never become a real empire but one doesn t need to read very deeply to see the similarities between atrocities of every flavor and the irrelevance of all good intentions in doing anything than justifying self interestThe book s very last line says it all Today the price of a child slave in Khartoum is 35Three cheers for Gordon and Kitchener and Gladstone Three cheers for Muhammad Ahmad self proclaimed messianic redeemer of the Islamic faith and Isma il Pasha Khedive of Egypt Now somebody stick a fork in our ass and turn us over we re done


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    characters Three Empires on the Nile The Victorian Jihad 1869 1899 (PDF) Three Empires on the Nile The Victorian Jihad 1869 1899 Read ¸ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ´ Dominic Green Despite its ghastly title Three Empires of the Nile The Victorian Jihad 1869 1999 is a very well written if thinly researched history of Egypt from the completion of the Suez Canal to the reconuest of the Sudan in 1899 During this time the Khedive of Egypt went bankrupt sold his controlling interest in the Suez Canal to the British government and placed himself under de facto British tutelage To the south a ch

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    (PDF) Three Empires on the Nile The Victorian Jihad 1869 1899 In keeping with a piece of advice from Ray Bradbury that has been making the rounds in which he suggests that writers must have a slightly cre

  3. says: characters Three Empires on the Nile The Victorian Jihad 1869 1899 (PDF) Three Empires on the Nile The Victorian Jihad 1869 1899 Dominic Green ´ 4 Summary

    (PDF) Three Empires on the Nile The Victorian Jihad 1869 1899 Dominic Green ´ 4 Summary After Britain consolidated her colonial stranglehold on India the trade route linking the two countries assumed strategic importance and had to be protected at any cost The naval route around the Cape of Good Ho

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    characters Three Empires on the Nile The Victorian Jihad 1869 1899 (PDF) Three Empires on the Nile The Victorian Jihad 1869 1899 Solid title on the rise of the Mahdi Gordon's Martyrdom and eventual avenging

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    (PDF) Three Empires on the Nile The Victorian Jihad 1869 1899 Three Empires on the Nile by Dominic Greem is an narrative history covering north Africa during the late 19th century an interesting period which saw the British Empire reaching its apex and the Ottoman Empire in decline Though the focus is in Egypt an Sudan Dominic Green does a nice job setting the region in context Three Empires

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    (PDF) Three Empires on the Nile The Victorian Jihad 1869 1899 A very topical book Egypt and Sudan in late 19th Century when the Mahdi stormed into the Sudan and challenged the reluctant imperialist ambitions of Great Britain Excellent personality sketches The only one who comes out well is Lord Cromer the de facto ruler of Egypt Gordon despite advice insisted on occupying Khartoum where he was cut off besieged by the Mahdi the dilly dallying by Gladstone and Gen Wolesley ultimately lead to

  7. says: characters Three Empires on the Nile The Victorian Jihad 1869 1899 (PDF) Three Empires on the Nile The Victorian Jihad 1869 1899

    (PDF) Three Empires on the Nile The Victorian Jihad 1869 1899 This book covers the events concerning the events of Egypt and the Sudan in the end of the 19th Century The “three empires” are those of the Turkish linked Khedive Ishmail of Egypt the Mahdi and then Britain The book does a good job with explaining the Ottoman Turkish backgournd of the events that through Disraeli’s machinations with

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    (PDF) Three Empires on the Nile The Victorian Jihad 1869 1899 Good overview of the British occupation of Egypt and Sudan as they fought late 19th century jihadisMore comprehensive than single titles focused on Gordon at Khartoum or Omdurman; the gradual creep ofreluctant British imperialism is detailed from the building of the Suez Canal resulting financial insolvency for Egypt the drift out

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    (PDF) Three Empires on the Nile The Victorian Jihad 1869 1899 Dominic Green ´ 4 Summary characters Three Empires on the Nile The Victorian Jihad 1869 1899 Competent account of Britain's entanglements in Egypt and Sudan specifically Urabi Pasha's uprising and the Mahdist Wars Green successfully intertwines the components of imperialism Arab nationalism and Islamic fanaticism together i

  10. says: (PDF) Three Empires on the Nile The Victorian Jihad 1869 1899

    (PDF) Three Empires on the Nile The Victorian Jihad 1869 1899 I was hoping cultural history and less military history In addition it is told from the perspective of the British The title is really

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